69 million page views

"Pothole theory of democracy"

Reader comment on item: Don't deal with terrorists

Submitted by J. Keen Holland (United States), Jan 26, 2006 at 02:36

Your comments about politicians who made the trains run on time, built modern highways, etc. reminded me of an item in Liberty magazine during the Depression that quoted Chicago gangster (and political fixer) Al Capone on the importance he placed on distributing food in poor neighborhoods. Thank you for pointing out that one good deed doesn't unmake a criminal. And in the case of Hamas, where is even the one good deed?

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)